Monthly Archives: February 2019

Music for Sexagesima Sunday, 24 February 2019

Music for Sexagesima Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Concerto en ré majeur: Prélude (Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, 1724-1799)
Hymn at the Procession: Thy Kingdom Come, O God (St. Cecilia)
Missa Caça (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Gregorian Mass of Sexagesima: Exsurge
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Regina caelorum (Gregor Aichinger, 1565-1628)
Motet at the Communion: In illo tempore, cum turba plurima (Morales)
Postlude: Concerto en ré majeur: Allegro (Balbastre)

Music for the Seventh Sunday of the Year
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Christ Is the World's Light (Christe sanctorum)
Introit: Domine, in tua misericordia (plainsong, mode v)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gradual: Ego dixi: Domine (plainsong, mode v)
Alleluia: Verba mea (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Intende voci (plainsong, mode v)
Motet at the Offertory: Intende voci orationis meae (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Communion: Narrabo (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Communion: God so loved the world (John Stainer, 1840-1901)
Marian antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Matrimony and Happiness

“Happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you.” So say the words of a song from the musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. While this definition of happiness may elicit a warm, fuzzy feeling from those who see the musical, it was not particularly useful during a debate in my theology…
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Music for Septuagesima Sunday, 17 February 2019

Music for Septuagesima Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Trio Sonata (Op. 18/II): I. Rasche, energische Halbe (Hugo Distler, 1908-1942)
Hymn at the Procession: Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth)
Missa Simile est regnum caelorum (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Gregorian Mass of Septuagesima: Circumdederunt me
Motet at the Offertory: Circumdederunt me (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Motet at the Communion: Simile est regnum caelorum à 4 (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Postlude: Trio Sonata (Op. 18/II): III. Recht geschwinde Achtel (Distler)

Music for the Sixth Sunday of the Year
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Faith of Our Fathers (St. Catherine)
Introit: Esto mihi (plainsong, mode iv)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gradual: Tu es Deus (plainsong, mode iii)
Alleluia: Cantate Domino (plainsong, mode i)
Offertory: Benedictus es Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Newman)
Communion: Manducaverunt (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: The Beatitudes (Arvo Pärt, b.1935)
Marian antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Learn Your Faith: Theology and Language

Learning the Faith necessarily includes not only thinking about God in new ways, but also learning new words and terms. Learning to use these words and terms properly is essential because using them incorrectly can lead to philosophical and theological errors of the kind that have divided Christians for almost as long as there have…
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FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LOURDES: 11 DE FEBRERO

Santa Bernardita, Imitemos su humildad! Bernardita era profundamente inocente, sencilla; limpia de corazón, desconocía toda maldad, y malicia, confiaba profundamente en el Señor. La Virgen María la escogió para enviar su mensaje porque era una criatura sencilla y pura. Bernardita decía que desde que vio a la Virgen, vivió con una permanente nostalgia por el…
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